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New dinosaur named after Royal Tyrrell technician

Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda issued the following statement about a new dinosaur species that has been named after a technician at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology: “The provincially owned and operated Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is once again capturing international attention for its latest research findings …

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Open Farm Days: five years of rural bounty

Alberta Open Farm Days visitors have even more opportunities to harvest family fun and discover Alberta’s hidden gems on Aug. 19 and 20. A bumper crop of family-friendly fun activities awaits as farmers, ranchers and ag-tourism operators invite visitors to experience informative tours and culinary events that help highlight the …

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BC wildfire update – as of August 3

Our thoughts are with the communities, first responders and tourism industry colleagues affected by the forest fires currently burning throughout British Columbia. We are committed to sharing any relevant information on our consumer and industry websites. Information and Resources  The fire does not directly threaten any communities at this time, …

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Travel Alberta USA Business Development Announcement

Travel Alberta will expand the team responsible for Business Development activity in the United States. More specifically, the team responsible for Travel Trade and Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Events (MICE) relations in the US market. Effective immediately, Bart Donnelly, Director, Business Development, Europe and USA, will lead the USA Travel …

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IATA Airlines Financial Monitor – August 2017

According to IATA Airlines Financial Monitor for August 2017, passenger and freight volumes both posted robust year-on-year growth rates in July. The seasonally-adjusted passenger load factor remained close to an all-time high, although the freight load factor has fallen back slightly in SA terms in recent months. Key points: The …

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